ImageWorks Painting Tampa Blog

Can A DIY'er Spray Paint Their Home Like A Painting Contractor?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on May 20, 2019 5:03:03 PM

Every painting contractor knows that, when used properly, airless paint sprayers can make most house painting projects go much quicker. Research conducted by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), found that airless spraying can save painters between 50% and 75% of their painting time. Airless spray is at least 4 times faster than brush applications and at least 2 times faster than roller applications.

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Interior House Painting - How To Paint Doors, Windows, & Trim

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on May 20, 2019 4:52:24 PM

The finishing touch on any beautiful interior house painting project is a quality door, window, and trim paint job. 

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Tags: Door Painting, Window Painting, Trim Painting, Interior House Painting Tampa, Tampa Interior House Painting

The 2 Biggest Reasons Why Painting Companies Choose The Most Expensive Paint Brands

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on May 6, 2019 5:20:30 PM

Out on an estimate one Summer day, I presented a homeowner with the bid to repaint her large, turn-of-the-century, 2-story home.  Her eyes skipped by the details and straight to the bottom of the page to my price.  She looked up from her estimate at me and said, "Couldn't we knock a few hundred bucks off of this if you bought the paint at Wal-Mart?  It's all just paint."  

I'm sure there are many of you out there that would agree with her statement, and many others who are shaking their heads while they're reading this.  A great deal of our customers understand the value of using the highest quality products, but some folks are just simply looking for the cheapest price.

For those of you out there who are about to undertake a painting project and don't know why the painting companies that are giving you bids insist on using expensive paint brands...this article is for you.

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Which House Painting Colors Will Be Hot In 2019?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Apr 22, 2019 11:50:08 AM

As we're now well into 2019, one of the most popular topics every year is the painting industry's color-trend forecast, as well as the big paint companies' announcements of their house painting colors of the year.  

And while there doesn't necessarily seem to be a consensus among the experts as to any particular color palette that they expect to be the most popular for the coming year, it's always fun to see which schemes are gaining popularity when it's time to freshen-up the look of our homes -- inside or out.

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Tags: House Painting Tampa, Tampa House Painting, Color Of The Year

ImageWorks Painting Earns 2018 Angie's List Super Service Award

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Apr 15, 2019 2:22:39 PM

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

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Do I Need A Stucco Sealer On My Home? [Video]

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Feb 13, 2018 1:42:02 PM

There's a simple way to test to see if a stucco sealer is necessary for your next home re-painting project.  We'll get to that in a minute.

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House Painting Quotes Over The Phone...Seriously!?!

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Jan 11, 2018 1:34:00 PM

Yes, we want what we want and we want it now.

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Painting Over Stained Wood Doors, Windows & Trim

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Oct 10, 2017 1:22:09 PM

Nothing accents and frames your freshly-painted walls like beautiful trimwork, doors, and windows.  Stained wood lends a rich and warm feel to a home's decor, but many people still prefer the crisp, clean lines that you get from contrasting painted baseboard, casing, and other moldings.

But what if you purchased a home that already had stained and varnished wood and now you want the painted look?  What about painting over stained wood doors, windows, and trim? -- Can you?  The answer is yes...and no.  It's possible to paint over many things, but if you want it to look good and last then you need to do it right.  Here's how.

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How To Remove Paint From Carpet (And Hard Surfaces Too)

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Oct 4, 2017 10:06:57 AM

It doesn't matter whether it's spatter, splatter, or an outright, full-blown, five-alarm spill.  If you've done enough painting then you're familiar with that sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you realize that you just spilled paint on your finished floor.

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Tags: Paint Spill, Spilled Paint, How To Remove Paint From Carpet

Window Painting Made Easy

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sep 30, 2017 9:07:33 PM

A painter friend of mine was recently recounting an incident that happened while he was doing some window painting at a customer's home.  The house had old divided lite windows with small individual panes of glass separated by muntins; and if you've had any experience with painting divided lite windows you know how tedious and time consuming they are.  The customer came home from work and found that he had painted each of the windows in their entirety, glass and all.  She was furious, and promptly kicked him off of the job without giving him the opportunity to explain the situation.

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